Moonie is a 4-year-old black male born August 27, 2012. His sire is Lamorge Aces Up and his dam is KB's Insta Flex. Moonie was not individually registered and never raced. He was found as a stray in Tulia, TX. Moonie is heartworm negative, but is heavily infested with intestinal parasites, as well as he has a significant positive titer to Ehrlichia Canis. Treatment for both has started and will continue for the next 7-8 weeks.
Moonie is not considered cat tolerant at this time.
Moonie for some time has been treated with a medication for skin itching. It has not improved so he is headed to see Dr. Dennis Crow, of Animal Dermatology Clinic on May 3.
Moonie completed successful treatment for his Ehrlichia Canis and has a negative PCR (polymerase chain reaction) test. Dr. Dennis Crow administered a complete allergy test to Moonie, which showed positive to some environmental grasses, trees and fleas, but not mold. He is on daily oral administration which has helped his skin itching drastically. His final medical procedures have been completed.
Moonie has truly blossomed in his foster home during the past 6 months now that he is feeling better. He lives with 3 greyhound buddies at all times and generally has visitors coming and going so he adapts well to new friends. Moonie loves to be near you all the time, even when he has two acres to roam on - if you are outside he's at your side. He loves the toy box and somehow manages to find the one toy that still has a little squeak left in it. He grabs it with his mouth, rears up and throwing his front feet in the air with the toy in his mouth several times just to make me laugh each night. Moonie has a few allergies so he get two drops AM/PM and those are helping to control his itchiness. He is a little sensitive when you've been actively petting him and then your hand rests/goes still on him, but we are working with him and he is responding well with food as a motivator. Stay tuned for more Moonie updates.Moonie's Foster Family